Zum Stammtisch is a German restaurant located in Glendale, Queens. Walking in there I really felt like I was in one of the World Showcase countries of Epcot. It sure felt like I was in some part of Germany or Austria with the waitresses dressed in traditional dirndls and the authentic decor of a typical German restaurant.
Zum Stammtisch offers a menu of “wursts” and “ schnitzels” and other German favorites. The service is very friendly though inconsistent.
The food was though the biggest disappointment of all. The best of what we tried was the smoked brook trout and the bratwurst. The schnitzels were nothing remarkable and the Kassler and Sauerbraten were inedible.
I figured that there had to be redemption in dessert – HUGE mistake! The Bavarian chocolate cake that promised to be light and airy tasted like it was bought from a local supermarket and the Apple Strudel was very mediocre.
I was really disappointed in Zum Stammtisch after reading so much about. It received a 24 for food in Zagats!! How??
I found that the food there was not even a shadow of the cuisine I have experienced in Germany and Austria.
Here is some of what we ate:
Smoked Brook Trout
Sauerbraten, Bratwurst & Kassler Rippchen
Bavarian Chocolate Mousse Cake